Definitive DVT study announced

Thursday, 15 February, 2001

Griffith University, in conjunction with the Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ASTH), has announced that they will conduct a definitive study into the suspected association between deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and air travel.

The next step will be to design a large-scale case-control study, which would, in the first instance, focus on cases in Australia.

"The reason we are concentrating on Australia is that we are a large island nation and therefore we are the people who travel on long-haul flights to get to US and European centres", Griffith's Centre for Aviation Medicine and Human Factors Research Director Paul Bates said.

During the next few weeks, the research team will be putting the finishing touches on the research protocols, and seeking resources from key stakeholders.

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